Enough foolish around. Open Hell's Kitchen!
The dining room looks different, and there are new items on the menu. Finally!
The first tickets come in, and I think Chef Ramsay has trouble with the phrase "zucchini blossom flower". No, he's just noticing that no one's actually listening. And no one shouting "Yes, chef!" which is really the basic thing he's looking for. Tek brings up the first appetizers, but the scallops are raw. Ariel is shocked that anyone could overcook a scallop. I take it she's never watched the show, then. Lovely announces that her pasta is a minute away and doesn't respond to Chef Ramsay telling her it's already overcooked. Lovely vows to watch Tek like a hawk.
On the blue team, Jim doesn't have enough scallops and gets ordered to count to six. He just does it without complaining. In the dining room, customers are complaining about how long it's taking to get their (free, televised) food.
Suddenly! Robert from last season shows up in the dining room! Remember that time he left the show because of health problems? Well, he's brought his wife and we're warned that Chef Ramsay has a plan to give Robert a second chance. Oh boy.
The blue team gets an appetizer out, but the red team fails several times. Tennille describes it as "apocalyptic chaos", which might be overstating it a little. On the blue side, Louie puts some lamb in the oven. Not that big a deal, right? Wrong! Donkey! Chef Ramsay calls the entire blue kitchen over to tell them that Louie is putting lamb in the oven without salting it, seasoning it, or even searing it. Jim thinks that a man's primal instinct should involve searing meat. On the red side, the scallops and capollini still aren't good enough. Eighth time! The problem is that the capollini isn't cooked yet, and Melinda panics and throws it away. Instead of, you know, cooking it a little longer. Chef Ramsay digs into the trash can and finds mounds and mounds of trashed pasta. It keeps going! It's like John Lennon shoveling spaghetti in Magical Mystery Tour! Okay, never mind that example, although I assure you it's apt.